Do you own a sofa, a couch, or armchairs that are looking quite old already? If you do not want to spend money on buying new ones or you love them too much to get rid of them, just try to rejuvenate them. Shake some years off their upholstery and they will be good to use a few more years.
Yes, it is not easy maintaining and cleaning your furniture, especially if you have kids or pets. What is more, everything we do reflects on our furniture. All of the people who sit on it, cigarette smoke, cooking, perfume, dust, hair, and just everything is settled on our furniture. And over the years all of this can cause your sofas to look older than they are.
If you have this problem and want to fix it, there are a few things you need to remember. You need to clean it and deodorized as often as you can, and take care of stains and spills right away.
Some would suggest getting professional cleaning service like Upholstery Prompt Cleaners to take care of your furniture’s upholstery, but that would be a bit expensive and has to be used regularly. That is why it is better to take care of your furniture on your own. It will only take some of your time, you will not spend a lot of money and will be sure that your furniture are in good hands.
Vacuuming is a good way to start. It will get rid of the dust and the problems on the surface. About once a week, or if you have pets, twice a week, you should take the time to vacuum your furniture’s upholstery thoroughly. Especially if you have a pet, us the special brush attachment for better results. It will collect dust, pet hair, human hair, dead skin cells. Vacuum thoroughly – under, over, remove the cushions and vacuum them and under them. Vacuum the cracks and sides. Make sure you haven’t missed a spot.
Another problem your furniture can have is a bad smell. This is even easier to take care of. All you are going to need is a cup of baking soda and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix them nicely and sprinkle it on the sofa, let it sit overnight if you wish to, and vacuum it thoroughly again, to remove the baking soda. The baking soda is a great deodorizer, it will absorb the bad smell.
And lastly, if there are stains that are hard to get out, make yourself a total scrub cleaner. For the purpose, mix one part water and one part dish soap, beat them (with an electric mixer or an egg beater) to a froth. Then simply apply the foam and leave it sit for 2-3 minutes. Scrub gently with a sponge. Then use water and a rag to rinse it off. You can use this for all of your upholstered furniture.
All these are the very simple, all-natural and frugal ways you can get your upholstered furniture cleaned and rejuvenated. These tips were provided to the readers of the Decorator’s Voice by Katherine Fowler.
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